Why parents are fighting for the Home Doctor Service

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 3 May 2017

5 mins

This federal budget the Home Doctor Service is “under review”. This has made some people nervous, including Acting Executive Director of The Parenthood Nicole Lessio. Nicole says that families would struggle without access to after- hours care, putting more pressure on emergency services.

 To support The Parenthood’s campaign head to their website.

While 13 SICK National Home Doctor Service is a sponsor of Kinderling Kids Radio, today's interview and story supporting The Parenthood's push to save in home doctor visits has been made by our editorial team, independently of our relationship with NHDS.

Kinderling agree with the Parenthood that the in home GP visit service is a great support for families with young children in particular.

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